Lautaro Martinez will continue his career at Real instead of Barcelona. Inter had kept the negotiations with the 23-year-old Argentine secret. Real Madrid will pay around 100 million euros at the forward.
Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, with whom Barcelona were interested, will continue his career in the ranks of the Catalans’ main rivals – Real Madrid. According to SportMediaset, Italian and Spanish clubs have already agreed to transfer the 23-year-old Argentine footballer.
As it turns out, the agents agreed on the transfer with Madrid very quickly. At the same time, Inter kept the information secret to not upset Barcelona and question Arturo Vidal’s transfer from Catalonia to Milan.
The management of “Nerazzurri” agreed to give up Martinez due to receiving the necessary funds to transfer Ngolo Kante from Chelsea. AC Milan captain Antonio Conte is asking for the recruitment of the French national team midfielder.
It is expected that by selling the Argentine to Real, Inter will receive 100 million euros and thus not only pay Kante’s fee, which is set at 50-60 million euros, but also cover the 40 million expenses incurred by Real Madrid to buy Achraf Hakimi.
In addition, Madrid forward Luka Jokic may be at Inter in opposition to Lautaro’s transfer. We are talking about the lease of the Serbian, with the right of redemption.
Recall that Barcelona tried to buy Lautaro Martinez for a long time. But they did not agree to pay 111 million euros in the end. Lautaro Martinez himself wanted to go to Catalonia, where he would have to play alongside his compatriot Lionel Messi. But it seems the forward has finally opted for Real, where they will be paid € 8 million a year. That’s 3 million more than what Inter paid for and 2 million less than Barcelona offered.